L. Ron Hubbard birthday article on Wikipedia

Discussion in 'Media' started by CaptainAhab, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. CaptainAhab Member

    March 11th, 2011 is the 100th anniversary of L. Ron Hubbard's birth. To mark this auspicious date, I've completely rewritten Wikipedia's article on LRH - see This article gets a huge number of visits - nearly 85,000 in January alone - and it's the #1 search result on Google for "L. Ron Hubbard", higher than even the CofS official L. Ron Hubbard website. The previous version of the article had many problems including poor sourcing, choppy writing and omitting a lot of important detail. The new version is much more comprehensive.

    What you think of the new article? Do you have any suggestions for things that need to be changed or improved?
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  2. Anonymous Member

    I like you
  3. Legion Member


    for the love of xenu someone shoop this into something ultra lulzy
  4. He probably had secret fantasies about being the red-headed hero in that Ayn Rand novel.

    I've seen those eyes before somewhere else...Oh I know!

  5. none given Member

    best known for his science fiction and fantasy stories

    Just to pick nits: he did detective stories and war stories, never really anything you would call fantasy.
    Also, can you find the pic of him with his hand on the globe looking totally crazy?

    Also, excellent work. Thank you.
  6. Sponge Member

    Love the detail on the published lies versus the truth of his military career.
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  7. Ryuu Member


    First thing I thought about - my lack of photoshop skills to get the fingers better :/
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  8. Hubbard the man, Hubbard as an historical figure. Not a legend and not a monster either.

    Great piece of work.
  9. anona-hh Member

    I salute you, CaptainAhab. Awesome.
  10. amaX Member

    Excellent work. Well done.
  11. Anonymous Member

    I've never been so aroused by a list of sources and citations.

    Well played, Sir.
  12. Anonymous Member

    I have a problem with the following paragraph. From what I read in Messiah or Madman, Hubbard was a boy, and any "traveling" he did in Asia was in the company of his parents. Not quite the adventurer he would have you believe.

    "He traveled in Asia and the South Pacific in the late 1920s after his father, an officer in the United States Navy, was posted to a U.S. naval base on Guam."
  13. Very well written article on the totally abusive, greedy fraud and well documented liar, L. Ron Hubbard whose Children's Rehabilition Project Force, RPF labor camps, disconnection and so many other abusive, controlling policies have harmed so many families for decades.

    The man was a total disgrace, imho.

    I think L. Ron Hubbard's self-serving contributions are summed up quite well in the case of Scientology vs Armstrong in 1984 by Judge Paul G. Breckinridge:

    "The evidence portrays a man who has been virtually a pathological liar when it comes to his history, background and achievements. The writings and documents in evidence additionally reflect his egoism, greed, avarice, lust for power, and vindictiveness and aggressiveness against persons perceived by him to be disloyal or hostile."
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  14. DeathHamster Member

    He did do Fantasy. (And a lot of his two-fisted "Adventure" stories were borderline fantasy, like a western with old injun magic or something. (btw, Unknown is the name of a Fantasy magazine.)

    Name NamesDesc Genre PubDate Format Location Notes PenName

    The Kraken [as Frederick Engelhardt] Fantasy 1940/June Short Story Unknown Fantasy Fiction
    Frederick Engelhardt

    The Ultimate Adventure A penniless young man, Stevie Jepson, undergoes an experiment by a malign scientist and journeys into a fantastic Arabian Nights land where a beautiful queen and her subjects are asleep, and an evil jinn nearly kills Jepson before he returns to the real world. Sent back by the scientist for jewels, Jepson rescues the queen from a usurper, shares her throne and then deals peremptorily with the scientist when he himself comes searching for the jewels. Fantasy 1939/Apr

    Danger in the Dark Billy Newman purchases a South Sea island, encounters its terrifying shark-god, Tadamona, and destroys the powerful spirit with brilliant flares of light. Fantasy 1939/May

    Slaves of Sleep When larcenous Professor Frobish opens businessman Jan Palmer's ancient copper jar, he releases Zongri, an enormous, angrily vengeful jinn who slices the professor in half, and condemns Palmer to eternal wakefulness. Arrested for murder and asleep in his cell, Palmer finds himself suddenly in a nightmare world ruled by the jinn, where he has taken on the identity of Tiger, a buccaneer and rogue. Transported magically between parallel worlds by the ring and seal of Sulayman, Palmer/Tiger vanquishes the jinn in the fantasy world, defeats his corporate enemies in the real world, and, exonerated, marries the girl of his dreams, Alice/Wanna. (Sequel was “Masters of Sleep” #216) Fantasy 1939/Jul part of book

    The Devil's Rescue When the crew of a spectral old clipper ship rescues Lanson from his drifting lifeboat, he discovers that they are faceless—except for the captain. When a special guest, the Dark One, appears, as he does every seven years, the captain—seeking release from endless wandering—plays a game of dice with the visitor and loses, once again. Lanson then plays and wins and is instantly plunged back into the sea—but finds his lifeboat. Fantasy 1940/Oct

    One Was Stubborn When an old man discovers that the world keeps disappearing around him, he checks first with his eye doctor, then with an enigmatic man named George Smiley. Finally, he realizes that things vanish as soon as he stops thinking about them. When he finds someone else with the same ability, they collaboratively begin to reassemble the world as we know it. Fantasy 1940/Nov

    Death's Deputy When people mysteriously begin to die around Clayton McLean, he knows that their deaths are inexplicably linked to him. Fantasy 1940/Feb Novella Unknown Fantasy Fiction

    The Indigestible Triton Bill Grayson, on a brief fishing trip, hooks a formidable fish that turns out to be Trigon, the Triton, great-grandson to Neptune, ruler of the sea. Triton enters Bill's body, shares a sanitarium cell with him and escapes into the sea with Bill who is now able to breathe under water and communicate with the fish. At Neptune's palace, Bill threatens to use his hypnotic powers, and is permitted to go ashore with a wealth of treasure. Fantasy 1940/Apr

    Fear James Lowry, professor of ethnology at Atwater College, having publicly denied the existence of demons and devils, unexpectedly finds himself outside the house of an academic colleague. It is a quarter of three in the afternoon of a bright spring day, brushed with ominous gusts of a cold, dark wind. Then, suddenly it is a quarter of seven in the evening. Professor Lowry has lost four hours of his life, and his hat, and has begun a descent into a macabre world of night without day; of strange figures out of time; of “hats and bats and cats,” of graves and murder in cold blood. Fantasy 1940/Jul Book

    The Ghoul A maladroit bellhop opens a trunk left by a mysterious turbaned guest, but finds it empty. And then the voices begin. . . Fantasy 1939/Aug

    The Room The country doctor's room is his private den—a den filled with strange souvenirs with even stranger properties. The bottle of excellent liquor, for instance. It pours but it never empties. And one day the doctor's son opens the door to find a land with camels and a green sea. Fantasy 1942/Apr

    Typewriter in the Sky A piano player suddenly finds himself part of an adventure novel being written by his friend Horace Hackett. Not only is he in the novel, but he is the villain and destined to die. Frustrated by his boredom when Horace ignores him to concentrate on other characters in the novel, and trapped by Horace's poorly researched plot and characterization, the piano player alternates between enjoying the drama and wanting to murder Horace. As the story proceeds he becomes more and more concerned about his imminent death. Fantasy 1940/Nov-Dec Book

    The Crossroads Farmer Eben Morse sets out to sell his crops in the big city, but encounters a strange crossroads in time. He follows each of the roads to its destination—each a different culture—and having scattered havoc in all of them, wearily sets off for home. Fantasy 1941/Feb

    The Case of the Friendly Corpse A young college student who switches places with a mighty wizard, is inducted into the Order of Necromancers. When he dispenses to a dead sultan a “revivification potion” that has been accidentally mixed with the potion for making friends, he has on his hands a “friendly corpse.” Fantasy 1941/Aug Novella

    Borrowed Glory For a single glimmering day of youth and infinite promise, and the settlement of a small dispute about truth among the immortals, a life—or two—may be a satisfactory price to pay. Fantasy 1941/Oct

    Vanderdecken [as Frederick Engelhardt] Fantasy 1939/Dec Short Story Unknown
    Frederick Engelhardt

    He Didn't Like Cats The small man has one large aversion—cats. A mousy little fellow ordinarily, he insensitively sends one large and ownerless alley cat to its fate under the wheels of a passing car. The cat, however, comes back in the form of an endlessly recurring nightmare. Fantasy 1942/Feb

    The Death Flyer The Death Flyer tears through the blackness, a ghost train with Jim Bellamy aboard, trying to save the life of a girl who died in its wreckage ten years before. Fantasy 1936/Apr

    The Were-Human The metamorphosis of a human being into a “were-human”—a creature of murderous hate, not unlike a werewolf, that was human but is now something else. The title is a conscious play-on-words. Fantasy 1981/Oct

    The Masters of Sleep An older Jan/Tiger and Alice/Wanna rediscover adventure and each other, and Jan/Tiger finally merges into a single entity—master of day and night, of the parallel worlds of sleep and waking. (Sequel to “Slaves of Sleep” #135) Fantasy 1950/Oct Book Fantastic Adventures


    And if you'd like to drive home the creepiness of that quote (with a big hammer), add a video:

    BTW, couldn't use the photo in Wikipedia. As I recall, that's originally from CoS sources. There was a bugger of a fight to keep pictures of Hubbard and Miscavige out of articles. Some of it was just needing a clear copyright, the rest, not.
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  17. none given Member

    Thats a lotta win for one post.
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  18. Random guy Member

    Very good rewrite, Captain! The article now looks like a rock sturdy piece of wiki, and paints a very interesting picture of our favourite madman.
  19. Anonymous Member

    Shouldn't this say March 13th?
  20. Anonymous Member

    I preferred the old one which clearly showed Hubbard to be nuts, and didn't say 'disputed".
    I got someone to walk away from the CoS by showing them the old one.
  21. You don't know what youre missing. Scientology is the best that has happened to this world and to humanity. It is a world without madness and without wars, and people who are capable of achieving their dreams that scientology wants.
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  22. Anonymous Member

    I heard Rex Fowler saying exactly the same thing! What a coincidence!
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